Advanced features: integration with Brightspace

Version: Kora Courses, October 4, 2023 or later
Permissions required: Faculty

There are several advanced features and troubleshooting options available in the Brightspace integration.

Create direct links to specific Digication assignments 

In your Brightspace course, you can provide students with direct links to specific Digication assignments. These links can be added in a module in the Content area.

Adding direct links allows students to go directly to a Digication assignment.

NOTE

  • This is an optional feature. Even if you don’t provide direct links to specific Digication assignments, you can still grade the assignments in Digication and automatically send the grades back to Brightspace. 

Adding direct links in the Content area

First, create your assignments in Digication. You can create direct links to multiple assignments in one simple step. 

  • Once your assignments are created, go to your Brightspace course and go to the "Content" area (1). Go to an existing module or create a new one (2). Click “Existing Activities” (3).

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  • Select “Digication Assignment Link” (4).

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  • You’ll see a list of all the assignments that are in your Digication course. Select the checkbox next to the assignment(s) (5) and click “SELECT” (6), or click “Select All” (7) to create direct links for all of your Digication assignments.

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  • You will see the assignment links (8) that have been added to your module.

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View Brightspace connection status

You can check the status of the Brightspace connection to Digication in several places:

  1. From the Grade (1), click “View Brightspace connection” (2).

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  • The Brightspace connection window will show “Connection Status” (3) and “Grade Sync” (4) status. From this screen, you can disconnect (5) the LMS integration, and enable/disable grade sync (6).

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    2. From “MY ASSIGNMENTS & ACTIVITIES”
    (1) in your course or Digication dashboard, click the hamburger menu (2) and select “VIEW BRIGHTSPACE CONNECTION” (3)

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  • The Brightspace connection window will show “Connection Status” (4) and “Grade Sync” (5) status. From this screen, you can disconnect (6) the LMS integration, and enable/disable grade sync (7)

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Edit title and maximum grade points of connected Digication assignments 

When a Digication assignment is connected to Brightspace through the gradebook, or as direct links in assignments or modules, the title and the maximum grade points of the Digication assignment are sent to Brightspace.

Subsequently, if either field is edited in Brightspace or Digication, the title or the maximum grade points will no longer be the same across the two platforms.

  • If there is a mismatch in title or maximum grade points in one of your connected Digication assignments, you will see a red dot (1) in the hamburger menu for that assignment.

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  • Click the hamburger menu (2) and select “VIEW BRIGHTSPACE CONNECTION” (3).

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  • The connection screen will show that there is a mismatch (4) in the Brightspace gradebook column and the Digication assignment. Click “UPDATE” (5) to sync the changes to Brightspace.

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NOTE

  • This connection screen will also indicate if there is a mismatch because of changes made in the Brightspace gradebook, but this update is only a one-way sync (from Digication to Brightspace).

Any other changes to your connected Digication assignment will need to be manually updated in Brightspace. This includes grade release settings.

View grade sync history

If the assignment you are grading has the Brightspace grade sync enabled, your grade should automatically be sent to Brightspace after you save the grade. This may take a few seconds after you save the grade. 

  • You can confirm that the grade was sent to Brightspace and view the grade sync history by clicking the HISTORY (1) link.

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  • If the grade sync fails to send for any reason, you’ll see a red icon (2) that displays the error “Grade failed to send to Brightspace” (3) in the grading area.
  • Click RETRY (4) to try to send the grade to Brightspace again.

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  • You’ll also see an error if you click on HISTORY (5). You can retry sending the grade by clicking “Retry send grade to Brightspace” (6) next to the error message “Grade failed to send to Brightspace” (7).

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Brightspace view as student

“View as Student” is not supported in Digication’s Brightspace integration. If you access the Digication link while in Student Preview, you may receive an error message. This does not indicate that anything is wrong with your course connection.

Some Brightspace administrators may have the ability to impersonate another user by selecting the “Impersonate” option. The “Impersonate” option is supported in Digication’s Brightspace integration.

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